Read Play Blog #9

Posted March 22, 2015 by Brin in Read Play Blog / 4 Comments

Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.

Sorry I am so late with this month’s post – being ill with the flu is a total drag not to mention the fact that we are decorating on top of it all (not great timing). It has made me really behind with everything this month.

#9: Do you prefer single or multiplayer games?

This is a pretty easy question for me this month. I really only play single player games; I have always found multiplayer games really hard to get into. This might be because I am pretty much a casual game player – I am not the most skilled player out there – it takes me awhile to get into different styles of gameplay and I almost always play on easy or casual mode.

I tend to prefer story-based games (RPG’s and the like) where combat is not featured quite as heavily. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy combat and puzzles (actually I love puzzles!), but it tends to take me some time to become proficient. I have always felt pressure when playing multiplayer that I am not really as skilled as the other players, especially when playing online multiplayer.

I do feel like I am missing out on something though – the social aspect of multiplayer games is something that I would really enjoy (in theory anyway!) and I do feel that it would be fun to connect with other gamers. Maybe one day I will step out of my comfort zone!

Currently Playing and Recommended:

Somewhat predictably, I am playing Dragon Age: Inquisition again (don’t judge – it is a huge game!) – I think I am seriously addicted (BioWare games get me every time). I created a second character months ago which I am just now getting round to playing.

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Meet Caitrin: sassing Cassandra (the cheeky minx!)

Playing an elf this time round; the plan is to romance Solas (although Cullen is looking pretty tempting again). Another mage (I love playing mage characters). I am enjoying playing a slightly more antagonistic character this time round. I also have another couple of playthroughs on the go (what can I say; I’m totally shameless in my love for this game). 😉

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves really in-depth single player games with fantastic stories and rich characterization. It also has a multiplayer mode (which I haven’t tried but I might give it a shot at some point).

Happy gaming!

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4 responses to “Read Play Blog #9

    • Brin

      Thanks – same to you!

      Sometimes there is nothing better than kicking ass and taking names (in a game that is, I’m a wuss in real life). 😉

  1. I love the banner you’ve created for the meme Brin, it’s so pretty! I really need to get into these Dragon Age games, I mean the romancing thing really has me curious because I’m hearing a lot about the most popular guys hehe. Your elf characters looks really cool, like a mix between a modern futuristic human and an elf.

    • Brin

      Thanks! Can’t take credit though – the banner comes courtesy of the amazing Lisa Glanz!

      Dragon Age is an amazing series. It has a great story and the romances are fantastic. 😉 Thanks! I am rather fond of her – she looks a bit punk-rock lol. 😀

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